java was started by returned exit code=13 when starting eclipse

I believe some of you have hit the below error.

“java was started by returned exit code=13”


This could due to your eclipse version and java version. Especial when your eclipse is 32 bit and your jdk is 64 bit.

For me my eclipse and java both 64 bit but I still get the error. I uninstall jdk 1.7 update 11 and installed jdk 1.7 update 75 then the problem solved.


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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One Response to java was started by returned exit code=13 when starting eclipse

  1. Code Learner says:

    I just got the problem and thanks for the solution.

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